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DMV Has Mobile Unit At Brevard Driver License Office-Brevard NC

A mobile unit is now open to the public at the site of the Brevard Driver License Office. The DMV mobile unit is located in the parking lot of the Brevard office at 50 Commerce St.... — Updated 8/26/2016


Church Activities – Transylvania County NC

Brevard- Davidson River Presbyterian Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Church is kicking off a new Presbyterian Weekday Preschool Year with special musical guests in worship on Sunday, Aug. 28, with Elizabeth Bahnson (fiddle,... — Updated 8/25/2016


Daphna Nicholson Brown

Daphna Nicholson Brown, 89, of Brevard, rejoined many of her family Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Ben and Frances Parker Nicholson. She was preceded in... — Updated 8/24/2016


Copelof Will Make People Proud

Over the past four years our Republican state legislators have forgotten that they were elected to serve the interests of the people they represent. They were not elected to promote their own personal agendas. We have seen our... — Updated 8/24/2016



Ryan Lochte is not only a proven liar, but he is also dumb as a brick. He had endorsement deals generating $2 million dollars plus a year. I would bet that these deals will disappear as quickly as his exit from Rio. He is hardly a... — Updated 8/24/2016


Stroup Is Spot On

I’m a “Flor-an/”Flidiot” who’s been spending summers here for almost 20 years, and I couldn’t agree more with reader John Stroup concerning traffic, or rather lack there of, in downtown Brevard. To me, Stroup’s... — Updated 8/24/2016


A Change Is Coming To Raleigh

We are registered as unaffiliated voters in North Carolina. We feel that neither major party has all the best candidates or the best ideas. We prefer to vote for individual candidates who are the most qualified and aligned with... — Updated 8/24/2016


Of Politics And Letters

It seems as if this presidential campaign has been with us forever. But now, the campaigns for all of the other offices begin to kick into high gear. And with each election comes a flurry of letters to the paper for publication.... — Updated 8/24/2016


Planning Board Compromise

There are few issues more contentious in Transylvania County than planning, particularly when it comes to land use. There are some residents who believe that property rights are absolute and there should be no land use plannig. The... — Updated 8/24/2016


TC Arts To Host WNC Design Guide Collection – Brevard NC

Enjoy an evening stroll in downtown Brevard as you explore art, music, wine, and beer tasting. Twenty-seven downtown art galleries, retail stores and restaurants will be... — Updated 8/24/2016


Hundreds Of Snakes At Serpentarium Magic – Brevard NC

Brevard resident Rob Swiers lies next to the reticulated python at the Mills River serpentarium. The python is about 25 feet long and weighs close to 300 pounds. Swiers knows his... — Updated 8/24/2016


SylvanSport Taking GO Camping Trailer To Germany – Brevard NC

Hundreds of motor home retailers, from around the world are caravanning overseas this August, and Sylvan Sport is leading the way. SylvanSport will be attending the Caravan Salon... — Updated 8/24/2016


Ancient Craft

Kristen Necessary, owner of Starfangled Press at 36 W. Jordan St. in Brevard, slowly carves a print block from wood for one of her new projects. Her work has been featured in... — Updated 8/24/2016


McCrory Makes Edwards' Appointment Official

Gov. Pat McCrory made it official last Friday, appointing Chuck Edwards as a member of the N.C. State Senate, representing District 48, which includes Transylvania County.... — Updated 8/24/2016


Angela McElwee Picked As Gaia Herb's President – Brevard NC

Gaia Herbs has announced that Angela McElwee will move into the role of company president, effective immediately. McElwee, with 23 years of experience in the natural products industry, will assume day-to-day operations, enabling... — Updated 8/24/2016

 By Kevin Fuller    News

Phone Company Crews Fix Problem – Brevard NC

Some Comporium customers in Transylvania County went nearly two hours without phone service on Tuesday morning. Frank Porter, general manager of Comporium Brevard, said crews were conducting standard maintenance Tuesday morning in... — Updated 8/24/2016


Medical Issue May Have Caused Wreck – Brevard NC

A medical issue may have caused a driver to operate erratically, eventually crashing into another vehicle head on near Little Mountain on Asheville Highway Tuesday morning. John Cam... — Updated 8/24/2016


Connestee Falls Appoints New GM – Connestee Falls NC

Connestee Falls Property Owners Association (CFPOA) has announced the arrival of Keith Lamb, new general manager for the planned community. "I am pleased to be a part of the... — Updated 8/24/2016


Ward, Drennen Exchange Wedding Vows

Deidra Ward, daughter of Jackie Gosnell and Mark Ward, and Corey Drennen, son of Suzanne and Timothy Drennen, of Brevard, were married Aug. 13, 2016, at Holmes Educational State... — Updated 8/24/2016


Coggins To Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Clifford and Gay Coggins will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Their family is hoping that anyone that knows them will join them to celebrate... — Updated 8/24/2016


Carvers Celebrated 60 Years of Matrimony

Fred and Helen Carver, of Brevard, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a family gathering. They were married Aug. 15, 1956, in Mansfield, Ohio. They have been blessed with... — Updated 8/24/2016


News Of Organizaitons

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest For its Aug. 31 meeting, the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s guest speaker will be Carolyn Barton, Transylvania County Schools’ Director of School Nutrition Services. Barton oversees the Back Pack Bu... — Updated 8/24/2016


Arnetta LaVatta Owen

Arnetta LaVatta Owen, 90, of Brevard, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Tressa Clark LaVatta. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Owen. Services will be held Sunday, Aug.... — Updated 8/24/2016


Paul E. Koenig

Paul E. Koenig, of Brevard, most recently Penrose, died Aug. 20, 2016, at the age of 87, after struggling with Parkinson's. He was born May 30, 1929 in Gallup, N.M. to Marie and Leo... — Updated 8/24/2016


Legal Notices for August 25, 2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Brevard Board of Adjustment will meet in the Council Room of the Municipal Building located at 95 W. Main St. in Brevard, North Carolina, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at... — Updated 8/24/2016 Full story


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